Understanding and reinforcing guideline-driven AF care
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Hello, and welcome to the presentation, Understanding and Reinforcing Guideline-Driven AF Care.
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I am Stefan Onrosser, an electrophysiologist from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. We're going to discuss a few items from the last 2020 European Society of Cardiology
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Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation. And perhaps one of the most interesting and important changes in the guidelines was the
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introduction of this ABC holistic pathway for patient management. It has, as you can see, three components. A stands for anticoagulation for stroke prevention.
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B stands for better symptom management, rhythm control, or rate control. And the C stands for cardiovascular and comorbidity optimization.
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We will today discuss the last two points, the better symptom management, that is predominantly
Video Summary
In this presentation, Dr. Stefan Onrosser discusses key points from the 2020 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). He highlights the ABC holistic pathway for patient management, which includes anticoagulation for stroke prevention (A), better symptom management (B), and cardiovascular and comorbidity optimization (C). Dr. Onrosser emphasizes the importance of identifying and managing risk factors and comorbidities, as they can contribute to the development and severity of AF symptoms. Additionally, he discusses rhythm control therapy as a recommended strategy for improving symptom control and quality of life in AF patients. The presentation also mentions the potential benefits of early rhythm control and catheter ablation in certain patient populations.
Keywords
European Society of Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation
ABC holistic pathway
Anticoagulation
Rhythm control therapy
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